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The Missionary Training Service

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What is The Missionary Training Service?

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The Background of MTS

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Some Examples of Growth

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The Council of Reference

What is the Missionary Training Service?

The Missionary Training Service helps prepare missionaries for the completion of world evangelisation. As a service to the Lord, its aim is, "That the nations might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:16).  
We work with other mission agencies to fulfil our main objectives -

bulletRun an online database of all evangelical training courses world-wide, so that people can find out what training is available - in all main languages.
  
bulletOrganize courses to train missionaries, especially tentmakers.
  
bulletWrite, edit, publish and distribute missionary training materials.
  
bulletTrain Christians to be lights in their street - for if we cannot give a witness where we live, in unity with other Christians, how can we do so effectively elsewhere? See www.lightsineverystreet.org

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The Background of MTS

Rev. Ian Benson, who coordinates the MTS, was called to world evangelization in 1975. After training, he worked with the South American Missionary Society for 14 years, first in church planting in the South of Chile, then in theological education by extension. By God's blessing, the courses he helped develop were used by thousands of pastors and Christian workers all over South America.

Since 1986, he has worked with Dr. George Patterson whom God had previously used to plant 100 churches in Honduras. In collaboration with SEAN (Study by Extension to All Nations), they produced the Train and Multiply materials: a curriculum designed to help the growth and multiplication of churches by training pastors and missionaries. These materials are currently being translated into 16 languages and used in 25 countries.

The MTS has produced a series of missionary training booklets especially appropriate for tentmakers.

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Some Examples of the Type of Work

The Middle East - Sending materials through the internet for use in restricted countries.

Mozambique - Helping a church planting ministry with training materials.

Supplying training materials to new missionary training colleges in developing countries.

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The Council of Reference

bulletDr. Greg Livingstone, the former General Director of Frontiers, the largest missionary organisation reaching out exclusively to Muslims. Author of Church Planting in Muslim Cities.
  
bulletRev. Dr. Bill Musk, author of The Unseen Face of Islam, Passionate Believing, and Touching the Soul of Islam. Advising the MTS on Islam.
  
bulletDr. George Patterson, veteran missionary church planter in Central America, pioneering a church multiplication movement through on-the-job pastoral training. Advising the MTS on church planting and training.

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Affiliation

The Missionary Training Service is a member of the Evangelical Missionary Alliance of the United Kingdom ("Global Connections").

  

The Missionary Training Service is a UK Registered Charity (No. 1073046) and a Company limited by Guarantee (No. 3554515).
This page was last updated on 11 July 2013.